New Improvements of Planting and Gardening: Both Philosophical and Practical; Explaining the Motion of the Sapp and Generation of Plants

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W. Mears, 1718 - Gardening - 70 pages
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Page 99 - ... may be made in an hour, than can be found in all the books now extant.
Page 185 - Can there be any thing more agreeable in the Winter, than to have a View from a Parlour or Study, through Ranges of Orange-Trees, and curious Plants of foreign Countries...
Page 5 - Root down the fds which do the office of Veins, lying between the Wood and inner Bark ; leaving, as it pafleth by, fuch Parts of its Juice as the Texture of the Bark will receive, and requires for its Support. It may be wonder'd at, that I have not taken more notice of the Pith ; which has been always accounted the principal Part of a Tree : To which I...
Page 24 - ... respects alike, the Farina of the one will impregnate the other, and the Seed so enlivened will produce a Plant differing from either, as may now be seen in the garden of Mr. Thomas Fairchild, of Hoxton, a plant neither Sweet William nor Carnation, but resembling both equally, which was raised from the seed of a Carnation that had been impregnated by the Farina of the Sweet William.
Page 23 - Moreover, a curious Person may by this knowledge produce such rare kinds of Plants as have not yet been heard of, by making choice of two Plants for his Purpose, as are near alike in their Parts...
Page 161 - They were also exposed to destruction from another cause, the force of the steam ; for they had no safety-valves to regulate it, and hence the necessity of the following instructions : " When you have rais'd water enough, and you design to leave off working the engine, take away all the fire from under the boiler, and open the cock [connected to the tunnel] to let out the steam, which would otherwise, was it to remain confin'd, perhaps burst the engine," Savery, from his profession, was aware of...
Page 63 - Infeft then is nourifhed by the Juices of the Tree, and grows together with the Leaves, till all its Body is perfected ; and at the Fall of the Leaf, drops from the Tree with the Leaves growing to its Body like Wings, and then walks about...
Page 22 - Fruits should be fecundated with the Dust of the Summer kinds, they will decay before their usual Time ; and it is from this accidental coupling of the Farina of one with the other, that in an Orchard where there is Variety of Apples, even the Fruit...
Page 185 - Countries, bloflbming, and bearing Fruit, when our Gardens without Doors are, as it were, in a State of Death, and to walk among thofe Curiofities of Nature as in the moft temperate Climate, PART IV.
Page 52 - Creatures moving in that fmall Quantity of Water : Nay, they tell us, that becaufe they would be within Compafs , they only related half the Number that they believ'd they had feen. Now, from the...

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